Updated COVID Protocols

Effective January 1, 2022, proof of vaccination is required for all faculty, staff and students taking on-campus classes or accessing on-campus services. More information, including specifics for prospective students and visitors, is available at dccc.edu/vaccine-info. Face masks are required in all indoor facilities.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Covers brush handling, color mixing, composition and perspective, with step-by-step demonstrations in transparent watercolor for beginners and experienced painters. Supplies provided by the student. Bring sketching materials to the first class.

CAR 2513 / Length: 21 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $199

No classes scheduled at this time      

Collage Art for Beginners
Dig out those old letters, photos, stamps, newspaper and magazine articles, fabrics or mementos and have fun learning to create a collage and learn how to preserve and display your creation. Supply List – wood, canvas, or tile base – collage paste (Mod Podge) – collage brushes (Michaels sells brush sets) – scissors – colored tissue paper or other paper scraps – photos, mementos, yarn or ribbon, magazine articles related to your project.

LSP 5934 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $99; Non-Sponsoring $129

No classes scheduled at this time      

NEW Beekeeping for Beginners
Do you want to become a beekeeper? This introductory
course will help you get started. In this course you will
learn honeybee anatomy and identification, the different
stages of development, honeybee varieties, hives, setup,
care, seasonal management, protective gear, tools and
supplies that are needed to be a successful beekeeper. This
class will be held on zoom the first three sessions and then
there will be some hands-on working the College’s real
hives at the Marple campus. Protective gloves and a face
net will be required for the hands-on portion of the class.
(No class 9/4)
CAR 5638 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $219; Non-Sponsoring $249

CRN 574 Saturdays
Aug. 6-20
9 a.m.-Noon Marple

Anyone Can Draw
Study contours, space, composition and shading, using a variety of media that may include graphite, pen and ink, charcoal and pastels. Includes still life, landscapes and portraits. Supplies provided by the student; to be determined at first class.

LSP 5577 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $139; Non-Sponsoring $169

CRN 2344 Saturdays
March 5-April 9
9 a.m.-Noon Marple
CRN 626 Tuesdays
June 7-July 12
6-9 p.m. Pennocks

Acrylic Painting
Learn the basics of acrylics in a studio setting, including care and use of materials, underpainting, light and shadow, color mixing, and paint application. Supplies provided by the student to be determined at first class. Bring sketching materials.

CAR 3615 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $139; Non-Sponsoring $169

CRN 2343 Saturdays
Jan. 15-Feb. 26
9 a.m.-Noon Marple
CRN 584 Tuesdays
July 19-Aug. 23
6-9 p.m. Pennocks


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No classes scheduled at this time


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Creative Writing
Learn to make your fiction or non-fiction writing come alive with creative techniques. Learn to see in new ways, use your senses more accurately, set a mood, use people more effectively, handle conversation and create a point  of view. Does not teach writing basics or English. 

CAR 3080 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring: $129; Non-Sponsoring: $159

CRN 565 Wednesdays
April 6-May 11
6:30-8:30 p.m. Hybrid


Photography & Design

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Introduction to Photoshop
Learn this image-editing program used by the pros. Course topics include: cropping and resizing images, selecting image areas, layers, compositing, adjusting color and lighting, retouching photos, adding text, and preparing images for print and the web. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills

COM 1653 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 523 Tuesday
March 22
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exton

CRN 255

Mon & Wed
April 18-27
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 607 Wednesday
June 22
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exton
CRN 606 Tues & Thurs
June 14-23
6-8 p.m. Marple

Adobe Illustrator
Learn Adobe Illustrator, the professional app for vector drawing. Master paths - the foundation of all vector art. Start your illustrations with placed images and create with the shape, pen and transform tools. Explore Illustrator’s type and color options to unleash your creativity.

Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills
COM 1670 / Length 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

No dates scheduled at this time      
Photoshop Advanced

Learn advanced techniques of this professional image editing program. Course topics include: masking, advanced use of layers, vector shapes and paths, special effects with text layers and blending modes. Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills

COM 1657 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 804 Mon & Wed
May 5-18
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 571 Mon & Wed
July 25-Aug. 3
6-8 p.m. Marple

Learn how professionals and hobbyists use Lightroom to manage digital photos, while saving time and giving that professional look. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to correct common lighting and color problems, reduce noise, crop, and print. Whether pictures from your point-and-shoot camera or RAW files from your professional DSLR, this class will have you creating professional images.

COM 1667/ Length: 8 hrs
Cost: Sponsoring $160; Non-Sponsoring $195

CRN 2238 Mondays
March 28-April 18
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 608 Mondays
June 6-27
6-8 p.m. Marple